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J.D. Power: Mercedes-Benz, MINI Are Tops In Customer Satisfaction (Acura, Mitsubishi? Not So Much)
J.D. Power: Mercedes-Benz, MINI Are Tops In Customer Satisfaction (Acura, Mitsubishi? Not So Much)

Earlier this week, we talked about the many ways that dealers can ruin the customer experience -- often by hounding consumers for good ratings on surveys and social media sites. No matter how you feel about such surveys, there's no denying that one of the most important is J.D. Power's...Read More»

The Maybach 57 S Edition 125!. Image: Daimler AG
Maybach Is Back -- Not As A Brand, But As High-End Mercedes-Benz

Maybach was shuttered in 2011, after parent company Daimler AG decided that its decade-long relaunch of the century-old luxury brand wasn't worth the trouble. But don't count the old gal out just yet: according to AutoNews, Daimler plans to raise the dead and revive Maybach -- not as an independent...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz website (German version)
Mercedes-Benz Follows The Lead Of Tesla & GM, Moving Sales Online

Over the past few years, salespeople have been losing ground. A growing number of cafes and restaurants allow customers to place orders on phones or tablets, reducing waiters to food-runners. Some retail boutiques work in a similar way. And that's to say nothing of online stores ranging from Amazon...Read More»

2012 Audi Q3
Audi Could Drive Mercedes To The #1 Luxury Spot In America

As we reported last week, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are locked in a tight race to grab the #1 spot in America's coveted luxury auto market. But according to the Detroit News, one of those companies could be helped by a third German contender. A little background For many years -- 11 to be precise --...Read More»

2012 BMW M6 Coupe
BMW May Have Fudged Sales Stats To Remain #1 Luxury Brand

For years, Lexus sat at the top of America's luxury heap. Then came some product stagnation, a few unpleasant recalls, and a terrible natural disaster, which bumped Lexus from its berth. BMW and Mercedes-Benz have been fighting to take its place ever since. The struggle hasn't always been pretty...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe
BMW Bumps Mercedes, Lexus To Become America's Top Luxury Brand

For a full decade, Lexus has been parked at the top of the U.S. luxury car heap, but no more. Sales stats released this week have put a different brand in the top spot, and that brand is BMW. The Wall Street Journal reports that BMW and rival automaker Mercedes-Benz both delayed sharing sales...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2012 Family Cars With Hill-Hold Assist

Drivers who live in hilly areas or on streets with steep inclines learn fairly quickly that it takes a certain amount of skill to safely park and be able to start up again without rolling backward. No more need to turn the wheels into the curb or put blocks behind the rear wheels, as long as you...Read More»

Facebook check-in kiosk using RFID
Mercedes-Benz Automates Facebook Check-Ins At PGA Tourney

Back in April, Mercedes-Benz tried its hand at geolocation, offering a $1,000 discount to shoppers who checked in on Foursquare at the 2011 New York Auto Show. Now, the company is trying something a little different: automated Facebook check-ins using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags...Read More»

Aston Martin V12 Zagato race car
Aston Martin V12 Zagato, Cake Boss, Ford, Fuel Cells: Today's Car News

Aston Martin is gearing up the V12 Zagato for the 2011 Nurburgring 24 Hour endurance race. [MotorAuthority] The fonts on the instrument panel of future Fords will be 40 percent heavier to make it easier for people to read the options. [TheCarConnection] Ford is adding SYNC App Link to the 2012...Read More»

Millward Brown's 2011 BrandZ study
Toyota Bumps BMW To Become Most Valuable Auto Brand In The World

Just last week, we reported BMW had finally kicked Toyota's Lexus brand from the top spot in the U.S. luxury market. Today, the trade winds have shifted, and we find Toyota booting BMW out of its #1 rank on a different list -- the list of the world's most valuable brands. The news comes via...Read More»

2011 BMW X5
BMW Leads The U.S. Luxury Market By Just 29 Sales

For several years, the U.S. luxury market has been dominated by Lexus, but as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Toyota's high-end marque recently lost ground with American shoppers. Now BMW sits in the driver's seat, ahead of German rival Mercedes-Benz by a super-slim lead of just 29 sales...Read More»

Kia 'Hamsters' commercial
Kia's Hamsters Scurry Off With Nielsen's Top Ad Award At The 2011 New York Auto Show

It's official: Americans love rodents. That rule may not apply so much to rats or nutria, but cuter critters like squirrels and chipmunks are tops with U.S. consumers. And at the pinnacle of the rodent pyramid, we find hamsters -- specifically, the road-trippin' hamsters featured in commercials for...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe live photos
Check In At The 2011 New York Auto Show, Get A $1,000 Discount From Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes has been slower than other automakers to dip its shiny metal toe into the waters of geolocation apps. But this weekend, the boys (and girls) of Benz are plunging headlong into things by offering $1,000 vouchers in exchange for Foursquare check-ins at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The way it...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Tweet Race to the Big Game
Mercedes-Benz Chooses Tweet Race Teams, Get Ready To Tweet

Mercedes-Benz has finally announced the line-up for its pre-Super Bowl Tweet race. Quick recap about the race: four two-person teams each with a "coach" will be using Twitter as "fuel" for the race which will end in Dallas, Texas at the Super Bowl. The race will begin on February 2, and each team...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

Screenshot from Mercedes-Benz 'Classic' app
Vintage Car Fans, Take Note: Mercedes-Benz Launches 'Classic' App

Mercedes-Benz has launched a number of apps over the past year or so -- most of them pretty mediocre (Mbrace being the notable exception). Given that iffy record, we were dubious about the company's new "Classic" app, but when we put it through its paces, we found enough to interest hardcore...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Tweet Race to the Big Game
Mercedes-Benz Announces 2012 C-Class Coupe Via Super Bowl 'Tweet Race'

If you are reading SocialCarNews, then you are probably quite connected when it comes to social media. That makes you exactly the kind of person Mercedes-Benz for its "Tweet Race to the Big Game" campaign. The campaign was announced on the Mercedes-Benz USA Facebook fan page. You apply to...Read More»

smart drive kit for iPhone
Cars And Smartphones: The Future Is Now

In the 2004 Will Smith movie, I, Robot, the future is filled with cars that drive themselves, and petroleum's verboten because it's volatile and unsafe. Yes, this future also has evil robots that try to take over the world, but focus on the first part--cars that drive themselves--because that...Read More»

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